Look! It's Kevin Neish..No.. wrong.. it's still Lenin
So, of course it's no surprise that the radical socialists at the Council of Canadians' online media partner, rabble.ca are filled with admiration and nostalgia for him in a feature titled "Moscow: Red souls in repose":
Lenin may have set them free almost 100 years ago, but for better or worse another Vladimir, current prime minister Vladimir Putin, has set them on the road to capitalism and rampant consumerism.
Well the NDP are doing an overhaul of policy and beliefs purging any reference to socialist,so it is only fitting that they polish up the images of their icons.The similarity in appearance to Jack and Vladimir these days are subliminal messaging of whats old is new and whats new is old.
Lenin (aka Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) was not a communist in the sense that the NDP actually think.
The Ulyanovs were a top aristocratic family of Russia and Lenin's older brother was publicly executed for making a legal claim on Russia's throne. In other words, the Ulyanovs had challenged the Romanovs' claim on Russia's crown. That is why Lenin was exiled - and became Lenin.
He decided to use the communists as his weapons against the Romanovs - he simply used their movement to get into power. He always meant to be a brutal ruler - he did not care who got hurt, or how, as long as he was in power.
But he was not truly a communist....which is why, after those who brought him to power realized it, he was assassinated.
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